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April 05, 2018

AMES, Iowa – For Aileen Keating, the scientific process is a mystery waiting to be unraveled.

March 26, 2018

Amy Toth, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, has been named a 2019 Fulbright Scholar to support her upcoming sabbatical studies at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue in Bariloche, Argentina.

March 26, 2018

Wendel Named 2019 Fulbright Scholar; Will Hold Positions in London, Madrid

February 26, 2018

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January 25, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Though you’ve never met Majd Abdulghani, you may already know her – her voice, at least.  Abdulghani is from Saudi Arabia.

January 18, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University scientists will contribute to a new effort to map the genomes of 26 lines of corn, an ambitious project that will allow plant breeders and farmers to harness the crop’s vast genetic diversity.

January 09, 2018

Daniela Flores, a doctoral student in interdepartmental genetics, is the first ISU graduate student elected to serve on the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

January 09, 2018

Richard Willham, emeritus professor in animal science, died Dec. 31. He was 85. Willham received a master’s degree in animal breeding and a doctorate from ISU. He served on the faculty in the animal science department, and in 1979 became a C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture.

January 09, 2018

Patrick Schnable, agronomy and director of the Plant Sciences Institute, helped test applications of graphene-based sensors-on-tape that can be attached to plants and provide data to researchers and farmers about water use in crops.

December 18, 2017

Evolutionary bottlenecks brought on by domestication have caused the genome of corn to retain harmful mutations over the course of millennia, according to a new study from Matthew Hufford, ecology, evolution and organ

December 11, 2017

An online database built by ISU scientists, including Walter Moss, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, provides a new tool with which researchers can study human biology.

December 04, 2017

ISU has had a SACNAS chapter for over four years, expanding the chapter size to 20 active members.

December 04, 2017

Sex chromosomes at the time of fertilization determines the sex of most snakes and lizards.

November 27, 2017

Jeanne Serb, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, has been appointed the new director for ISU’s Office of Biotechnology and chair of the Biotechnology Council. Her appointment begins Jan. 1.

November 27, 2017

Matthew Ellinwood, Jason Ross, Christopher Tuggle and Jack Dekkers, animal science, were recently issued a patent titled, “Genetic Test and Genetic Basis for SCID in Pigs.”

November 27, 2017

An Iowa State University agronomist is charting mechanisms – gene by gene – that could lead to soybean varieties resistant to sudden death syndrome.  A paper published recently in the peer-reviewed academic journal

November 20, 2017

AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is honoring an Iowa State researcher who studies the molecular mechanisms of plant viruses and another who develops software that unlocks the power of supercomputers.

November 09, 2017

Dr. Richard Martin’s work with parasites has led to many discoveries that has global relevance for both human and animal health.  In recognition of his work in this field, Martin has been named the inaugural holder of the Dr.

October 30, 2017

A $1 million grant will help Thomas Lubberstedt and Kathleen Delate, agronomy, advance the genetics of corn varieties intended to be grown in organic settings. The project aims to improve the performance of field and sweet corn varieties in conditions unique to organic production systems

October 24, 2017

The National Science Foundation renewed the grant of Diane Bassham (genetics, development and cell biology professor) and Gustavo MacIntosh (biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology associate professor), effective Aug. 1.

October 16, 2017

Agronomy Hall may be the only building on campus with a boot scraper at most entrances – as many faculty, staff and students are doing field work. In a recent Facebook post, the agronomy department gave a shout out to their “awesome custodial crew!”

October 16, 2017

Tom Lubberstedt, agronomy, has been awarded a $1 million grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

October 12, 2017

Kan Wang was presented with the professorship at a medallion ceremony Oct. 6 by Wendy Wintersteen, endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

September 18, 2017

ISU was ranked the third best college for agricultural sciences in a recent posting by Niche, a website that provides readers with information on choosing schools, from K-12 up through college.

September 18, 2017

Nick Serao, James Koltes and James Reecy, animal science, have been involved in developing the vision and agenda for the Livestock HTP and Big Data conference, scheduled for Nov. 13-14 in Beltsville, Md.

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